In February, Estonian accommodation establishments served nearly 100,000 tourists who spent 187,000 nights in total, data from Statistics Estonia showed. The number of visitors dropped by 57% compared to February 2020.
Analyst at Statistics Estonia Helga Laurmaa said most of the accommodated guests were domestic tourists and only 13% were foreign tourists.
“Year on year, the number of foreign tourists fell by 90% and the number of domestic tourists by 22%,” Laurmaa said.
87,000 domestic tourists stayed at accommodation establishments and spent a total of 149,000 nights. The largest share of domestic tourists preferred the accommodation establishments of Harju county, followed by Parnu, Tartu, Ida-Viru and Valga counties.
The biggest number of foreign tourists still came from neighboring countries – 2,000 from Finland and 1,700 from Latvia. The total number of accommodated foreign tourists was 12,500. They spent 38,000 nights in Estonia, or 16% of the nights spent in February last year. Three quarters of foreign tourists were accommodated in Harju county, 10% in Tartu county and 4% in Valga county.
In February, there were 888 accommodation establishments open to tourists in Estonia, down by 3%. There were 19,000 rooms available for guests. The average cost of an overnight stay was EUR 30 euros person, down by EUR 4. The average cost of a guest night was EUR 33 in Tartu county, EUR 31 in Parnu county and EUR 30 in Harju and Valga counties. (ERR/Business World Magazine)